Councilor District 1


Councilor Jack Henderson was re-elected in 2011. He was sworn into office for another term on Monday, December 5.

Jack Henderson is retired from AT&T, where he worked for 37 years. He is now serving his fourth term as District One, Tulsa City Councilor.

He and his wife, Dorothy, have three grown children and are active in the First Baptist Church of North Tulsa.

Henderson, a lifelong Tulsan, said it is his love for the city and his desire to make it better that has kept him so involved.

He has worked with Housing and Urban Development projects, the northside YWCA and the city's policy oversight committee for Community Development Block Grant funding.

He also has taken leadership roles with the local chapters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and 100 Black Men of America.

He also was involved in changing Tulsa's commission form of government to the Mayor-City Council, which was enacted in 1990.

Over the past twenty-five years Councilor Henderson has been involved in every major construction project in the Tulsa North Area. Councilor Henderson worked hard to obtain funding and/or support for the following projects:

  • OU Specialty Clinic
  • John Hope Franklin
  • Shoppes on Peoria
  • OSU Medical Center
  • Tulsa Health Department- 56th Street North
  • North Pointe Center at Cincinnati/Pine
  • Morton Health Clinic at Pine/Lansing location
  • Gateway Business Center
  • Jordan Plaza Senior Citizens Housing Complexes I, II, III
  • Greenwood Crestview Senior Duplexes

He was in full support of the move to the New City Hall, OneOK Baseball Stadium, and the Bank of Oklahoma Arena. In addition, Councilor Henderson was instrumental in making sure Booker T. Washington High School was rebuilt in the same location and not downtown.

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